Monday, September 24, 2018

Oh Happy Day with Rebecca!

Hello, everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's Rebecca, here with today's blog post. Making handmade cards is a wonderful way to use up leftover scraps. Here is a card I made using just that...scraps!

This card came together quickly and easily and would be perfect for a birthday or "just because".

  • I began by stamping and die cutting the leaves and flowers.
  • Using a blending tool, I added color to the leaves using Light Moss.
  • I used rolling tools to mold the flower and added elements to the center.

I die cut a frame out of patterned paper.

I cut a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base and adhered a piece of celery green patterned paper.

Next, I glued the die cut frame to the card base.

I die cut greenery from different scraps.

  • I glued the flower in the bottom left corner.
  • Next,I added the large leaves.
  • I added the silver metallic sprigs and then the green sprigs.
  • I took the red berry die cut and snipped it apart and layered it over the leaves.
  • Finally, I added the sentiment.

And there you have it...a quick and simple card that could suit any occasion!

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden Paper Pack
Spring Showers Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Light Moss and Cactus

Other Products:
Frame and sprig die by Gina Marie Designs
Berry die by Tim Holtz
Flower die and large leaf by Heartfelt Creations

Thanks for visiting the blog today. I hope you have a "Happy Day"!
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Bless This Family with Neva!

Hello Quick Quote friends!  Neva here to share a mini album created using pieces from September's Club Q Kits. 

I used all the parts from the Ultimate Combo Club Q to fashion the twelve pages of this 6" x 6" album.  Recently I scrapped a few photos from this event, my parent's Sixtieth Anniversary Celebration.  My mother's wish for the weekend was to take many family photos and individual photos that showed each family member's personality. 

With a little perseverance we granted her wish . . . the first round of photos were not of good quality as settings on her camera had been adjusted from auto to manual.  But we believe round two of photos turned out even better!

Three sheets from the page kits were used to create the pages, one sheet of Main Street 101 and two sheets of Main Street 102. The remaining sheets from the page kits and Altered kit were used to mat the photos. Accents from Main Street 103 were cut from the scraps from the Altered Frame kit. Design Team members were sent Main Street Quotes and Phrases 600 which is used throughout the album including the opening title.

To guide you through the process I used to plan and create this mini album I will share a few insider tips.
  • I start with a paper planning grid to determine the sequence and placement of photos.  You will notice I added an extra page as I had most of the planning done and wanted to change the order of the photos.
  • Photos are printed in three sizes:  4" x 6" and trimmed down to varying sizes, 3" x 4", and 2" x 3".
  • Each of the three sheets are trimmed to four 6" x 6" base pages, for a total of twelve.
  • Each 6"x 6" page is laid next to it's companion and the photo mats and embellishments are selected.  
  • I made an effort to vary the embellishments from the two page kits, the Chipboard Die Cuts, and the Quotes and Phrases, throughout the album.  The similarity between the two page kits made this easy, but added a nice variety to each layout.
  • Some companion page backgrounds match, others are complementary.  Complementary layouts feature the background on one side and photo mats on the opposite that match.
  • All the elements for each page set are put in envelopes to finalize the design, as a few embellishments were moved around in the mini album before final assembly. 
  • The journaling strips were created in a Word document and printed in brown then are inked in Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Ink.  Not all are included for publication to protect privacy.
  • Ribbons were tied into bows and added to the pages that needed that last little embellishment. 

Front Cover:
  • Photo is trimmed to 3 1/4" x 5", and backed with 102 white dots that is 1/4" larger all around for a frame of 3 3/4" x 5 1/2".  All of the larger photos have this mat sizing.
  • The mat is inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Bermuda.
  • The 101 grunge side page is inked in Powder Puff Chalking Ink Mocha Mama as is the "Bless this family" sentiment.  What a great sentiment from the Main Street Quotes and Pharses 600! 
  • The photo and sentiment are adhered at slight angles to allow both to fit the page with a bit of overlap.
Pages 2 and 3
  • These pages feature my parents and my siblings and uses teal 101 for the left and grunge quarter 102 for the right.  The mats are the 102 for the left and 101 for the right to tie the pages together.
  • The accents are used directly from the page kit, along with a bow made from the ribbon from the Small Altered kit.
  • A hidden a flap lifts to reveal a fun photo and story.  We had a great time recreating a photo that we gave my parents in 1981 when frizzy perms were a thing for men.  My niece crouched behind my brother so her curly hair would give him the illusion of his hair back then.  We obviously could not keep a straight face!
  • Barn Board Powder Puff Chalking Ink is used to ink the elements of these pages.
  • With care, one ink color can be used on one side of the page and a different color on the opposite side.

 Pages 4 and 5
  • Both sides use dotted 102 for the page and 102 teal side for the mats.
  • The accents are used directly from a page kit, as is the gingham bow.
  • The large circle is trimmed asymmetrically to add interest and tie the two pages together.  I also like to think of the symbolism of our wedding rings!
  • Bermuda Powder Puff Chalking Ink is used to ink the elements of these pages.

Pages 6 and 7
  • This layout shares a bit of my parent's personality!  It features 102 quarter grunge side.  
  • The smaller photos are 2" x 3" and the mats are 2 3/8" x 3 3/8".  
  • The smaller mats are more proportional to the smaller photos by framing the photo with 3/16" on each edge.   
  • The red mats are trimmed from the scraps of the Altered Frame kit as Main Street 103 is featured as an accent in September's Club Q. The teal mats are 101.
  • Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Ink is used to ink the elements of these pages.

Pages 8 and 9
  • There are some really great sentiments in the Main Street Chipboard die cuts that are perfect for layouts about families.  This one is fantastic to represent the younger generation of our family!
  • Both Mocha Mama and Bermuda PowderPuff Chalking Ink are used to ink the elements.
  • Pages are 102 dotted and 101 grunge for the mats.  

Pages 10 and 11
  • My family is featured in these pages, so the journal strips are included.  
  • The background is 102 grunge quarter and the mats are 101 teal.
  • Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Ink is used to ink the elements.

Pages 12 and 13
  • Personality photos for my family on 102 dotted pages. 
  • The frames area 101 grunge and a scrap of 103 red for the large photo.
  • The banners are trimmed from Main Street Quotes and Phrases and have holes pierced through the corners.
  • Twine is threaded through the banners before the are adhered.  
  • Both Mocha Mama and Bermuda PowderPuff Chalking Ink are used to ink the elements.

Pages 14 and 15
  • These pages feature my brothers family.  
  • Opposing backgrounds and mats are used in this layout.  The quarter grunge of 102 and the teal side of 101. 
  • Mocha Mama Powder Puff Chalking Ink is used to ink the elements.
  • I really like how the patterns of the papers show up in the Chipboard Die Cuts!  All three embellishments have the dotted side of 102.

Pages 16 and 17
  • More photos of my brother's family.  
  • Grunge 101 is used for the background.  The mats are a mix of 102 quarter grunge and 103 red.
  • I almost forgot to use the great little chipboard banners from the page kits, they finally show up here!  They are inked in Bermuda Powder Puff Chalking Ink.
  • Black and red twine are threaded through the buttons before they are adhered.  I enjoy adding these little touches to bump up the effect of buttons!
  • The mats and Chipboard Die Cut are inked in Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

Pages 18 and 19
  • These pages feature my siste's family.
  • These pages are complementary with 101 teal and 102 quarter grunge.

  • Another hidden flap hides the photo of my sister's family and their plus one, my niece's (now) fiance.  :)
  • Chipboard Die Cuts are the embellishments.
  •  Bermuda PowderPuff Chalking Ink is used to ink the elements.

Pages 20 and 21
  • More photos of my sister's family.
  • True story about the sentiments selected. My niece moved to a remote town in Alaska with a population of less than 1,500 people to take her first teaching job... and she met her now fiancé! The school district is pleased as they will have a music teacher who stays longer than a year.
  • The pages are dotted 102, with mats of teal 101 and red 103.
  • Both Mocha Mama and Bermuda PowderPuff Chalking Ink are used to ink the elements. 

Pages 22 and 23
  • We have a tradition of taking group photos of birth order.  We did it at my Grandparent's 50th Anniversary 30 years ago, and it was fun to take these in August!
  • Quarter grunge 102 and teal 101 are the background, with complementary mats.
  • I used up the last few bits of the pages kits for embellishments, love it when you get to the end of a project and have very little left! 
  • Another great sentiment from Main Street 600 Quotes and Phrases.  
  • Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Ink is used to ink the elements.

Back Cover
  • Grunge 101 with the title from a page kit.
  • Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Ink is used to ink the elements.
Final Assembly
  • I used a Bind-It All tool to punch the holes and bind the mini album together.  A similar tool can be used to bind the album.
  • Alternately, the holes can be punch through each page and binder rings can be used to finish the album.
  •  Because the pages are smaller and are not placed in page protectors, I choose to adhere the Chipboard Die Cuts with additional glue dots to insure they would stay put!
Making mini albums is a passion of mine, and I am thankful that the elements of the Ultimate Club Q Kit worked so well together to create a cohesive but fun mini album.  Thinking outside the of the kit can be really fun and a satisfying crafting experience.

Here is my version of the Large Altered Kit, I always really enjoy making a Quick Quotes Canvas! They always turn out so beautifully! I used a different Main Street Chipboard Die Cut, and punched holes to insert the brads. Shhhhh, this will be a gift for my parents!

Quick Quotes Products
September Club Q Ultimate Combo Kit
Main Street 600 (Coming Soon!)
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Mocha Mama, Bermuda and Barn Board

Other Products
Bind-it-All tool and Wire by Zutter
Spice and Ocean by Zig Writer
Misc.: Bakers Twine and Twine

Thanks for stopping by Quick Quotes today! 
~ Neva

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

September Club Q with Dorlene!

Hello, it's Dorlene and I'm sharing the layout I created using pieces from the September Club Q kits. I just love the papers - the color scheme - everything! I knew I had the perfect photo for these products.

My mom and nine of her 11 siblings were all together for a family party and took a photo. The teals in the clothing look so great with the teals on the paper line.

The first thing I had to do was select which paper I wanted to use as the base page. Then I tore strips of coordinating patterned papers for the top and bottom of the page. Each strip was inked on the edges with both Key Largo and Bermuda PowderPuff Chalk Inks.

I matted the photo in white cardstock and again in one of the patterned papers. I opted to use the three die cut flowers at the corner of the photo. I used a scoring tool to curve each petal before adding a button to each center and adhering to the layout.

I added more papers from the kit around the photo and inked the edges with Cool Gray PowderPuff Chalk Ink. The sentiment above the photo is just perfect for this photo so I had to use it!

I cut the printed banners out and adhered to the bottom of the photo. I also cut out handmade banners for the top left of the page.

I planned to stop there, but it just didn't look complete. At this point, I added some ink splatters, washi tape, script stamping, enamel dots, Nuvo drops and little words from my collection.

Now it's complete:

Quick Quotes Products:
September Club Q (Papers, Die Cuts, Buttons, Quote and Phrases)
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Key Largo, Bermuda and Cool Gray

Other Products:
White Cardstock
Assorted Washi Tapes
Nuvo Drops
Pearls by Queen and Company
Little Words by Tim Holtz
Sparkle and Cool Pool Color Splash by Fun Stampers Journey
Misc.: Script Stamp and White Acrylic Paint

Thanks so much for stopping on over to the blog for a visit!
~ Dorlene
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Back to School with Louise!

Happy Tuesday, Quick Quotes readers! Louise here with a page about my son's first day of high school.

High school is such a special time, with so many opportunities to grow and create memories. I used  quotes and phrases from several collections to convey the wishes I have for him over the next four years.

I chose the Secret Garden 100 paper for the background because our school color is that shade of blue. The white rectangle and red circle were pre-cut pieces leftover from my May Club Q kit; the banner was a leftover from my February Club Q kit.
  • I fussy cut the horizontal blue chevron the the Secret Garden 105 paper, inked the edges with the PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea and adhered it such that it points to the name of the school. 
  • I used my ink blending tool to apply a small amount of PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Sandy Shore to the banner.
  • I added pennants from the the Far and Away 12" x 12" Quotes and Phrase to the ends of banner. You can see in the image below how I lined them up and then added the long quote across the top. 

The phrase in the close-up below is a travel phrase from the Far and Away Quotes and Phrases. I really liked what it said, but thought the appearance looked too much like travel. As you can see in the lower image, I changed the look by cropping it down and heavily inking the edges with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea.

I inked all the edges with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea, Key largo, or Sandy Shore. I think the date is very important on pages like this, so I added it in the lower right corner. I just hand wrote it on a scrap of white from the cut-off strip, trimmed it down, and inked it with Deep Sea.

For those of you with children or grandchildren in school, I hope they have a great year and I hope I've given you some ideas for scrapping the first day.

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden Paper Pack
Far and Away 500
Far and Away 600
Farmhouse 500
February 2018 Club Q
May 2018 Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Deep Sea, Key Largo and Sandy Shore

Other Products:
Ink blending tool by Ranger
Enamel dots by Becki Adams
Journaling pen by Creative Memories

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Louise

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Autumn Card Inspiration with Alicia!

Hello, Alicia here and I have some fall inspiration for you today.  

I picked Harmony 101 for a background paper.  I created several ombre stamped leaves and spread across the brick background I cut just a quarter inch smaller than the A2 card.  I inked the edges of all the pieces with Warm Gray PowderPuff Chalk Ink.  

Creating the leaves was super fun.  I began with the lightest color of ink Lemon Sorbet and stamped randomly on the clear stamps using my stamping platform.  I graduated the colors lightest to darkest among the four stamps which I stamped multiple times before die cutting.  

I stamped my sentiment in Barn Board PowderPuff Chalk Ink using my MISTI.  I stamped three times to insure a solid image.  My final step was sprinkling sequins among the leaves.

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks:  Barn BoardMango Mai TaiOrange SliceLemon SorbetDesert Sun, and Warm Gray

Other Products:
Shimmer Paper
Trendy Leaves 2 Stamps and Dies by Stamplorations
Fall Harvest Sentiment Stamp by Close to My Heart

Thanks so much for stopping by
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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Friday Challenge 90 Winners!

We are very excited to announce our winners from Challenge 90 - "Add A Creature!" today!

We would love for you to join us for this month's new Filmstrip Challenge 91.

Random Draw $25 Gift Certificate Winner:


"Top Challenge Design Recognitions"
You've won a Top 3 badge to display on your blog!

Congratulations to the Winners!!!

Please email Rhonda (dot) quickquotes (at) gmail (dot) com 
within 7 days for your prize or Top 3 Badge.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

You Make Every Day Awesome with June!

Hello Quick Quotes fans, June here today hosting the blog!

Fall is in the air with cooler temperatures and the leaves turning all those beautiful colors. I find the autumn colors perfect for making masculine cards, so here is one I created for my husband using Quick Quotes' Spring Showers Collection.

I love the wood grain paper, Spring Showers 102, in this collection, but wanted to give it a more fall feel by darkening it. I used Kokomo and Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Inks. These inks are translucent so the wood grain still shows through.

The leaves were die cut from the flowers on Spring Showers 100 and edged with Terra Cotta, Berry Jam and Seafoam PowderPuff Chalking Inks. I love how the floral patterns give texture and interest to the leaves.

To finish off the card, the sentiment was stamped with Mahogany PowderPuff Chalking Ink and twine was added.


Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Kokomo, Terra Cotta, Mahogany, Berry Jam, Seafoam and Mocha Mama

Other Products:
Die Cut Leaves by The Cat's Pajamas
Sentiment Stamp by Simon Says Stamp

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Fall Inspiration with Rebecca

Happy Fall, Y'all! It's Rebecca, hosting today's blog post. The crisp cool air of fall had come for a few days last week. It inspired me to create the following layout...

"Bushels of Fun"

I began by free hand cutting two borders from the light green paper from Secret Garden.

I then attached the blue dot pattern to my base page in a light brown cardstock.

I cut strips of varying widths and attached them to the base page. I used a border punch on one of the strips.

I free hand cut my tree from brown cardstock. Stamped an image that resembled bark on it and inked the edges. I used foam tape to attach it to the page.  

I also punched out apples and attached them to the tree along with the bushel basket. So quick and so much fun!

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden Paper Pack 
Spring Showers Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Cactus, Barn Board and Mahogany

I hope you are inspired to scrap a fall layout today. Thanks for visiting the blog!
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